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When You’re Too Tired Too Often

Feeling tired often is unfortunately a reality for many seniors.

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The truth is that there can be multiple causes for feeling tired. The good news is that if you suffer from constant fatigue, there may be something you can do about it.

The first step is to verify the exact causes of your tiredness.

Here are 3 common causes for tiredness that may also be affecting you.

Poor Sleep

Poor sleep might be the most common and most obvious reason for feeling tired throughout the day. Thankfully, there are numerous things you can do to improve the quality of your sleep.

Some of these include:

  • Making your room dark and quiet
  • Getting a better pillow
  • Sleeping based on a set schedule
  • Relaxing your body before bedtime
  • Losing weight
  • Exercising in the afternoon

So if you feel your sleep isn’t as good as it could be or if you’re suffering from sleep apnea, speak to your doctor and see which changes may do the trick for you.

Medications

Certain medications can cause you to feel tired. Some medications that cause fatigue include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Allergy medications
  • Pain medications
  • Cancer treatment
  • Medication for blood pressure
  • Muscle relaxant medication
  • Medications for nausea
  • Epilepsy or seizure medication

Speak to your doctor about your medications and about the possibility that they may be causing you to feel exhausted throughout the day.

Depression

Depression is another culprit that makes people feel tired. It sucks your energy away and leaves you feeling drained emotionally and physically.

This one isn’t always that simple to get rid of. But like the others, speaking to your doctor may set you in the right direction and you’ll fix a lot more than your tiredness.

When you’re too tired too often it may also be a combination of several factors, so if fixing one area doesn’t seem to be enough, don’t forget about the other causes.

Do you suffer from chronic tiredness?

What works for you?

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